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The Slap
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Bolinda Audio
Publication date November 20, 2011
Binding CD/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781742677521
ISBN-10 1742677525
Dimensions 1 by 5.75 by 6.50 in.
Weight 0.70 lbs.
Original list price $19.99
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description:

At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own.

This event has a shocking ricochet effect on a group of people, mostly friends, who are directly or indirectly influenced by the event.

In this remarkable novel, Christos Tsiolkas turns his unflinching and all-seeing eye onto that which connects us all: the modern family and domestic life in the twenty-first century. The Slap is told from the points of view of eight people who were present at the barbecue. The slap and its consequences force them all to question their own families and the way they live, their expectations, beliefs, and desires.

What unfolds is a powerful, haunting novel about love, sex and marriage, parenting and children, and the fury and intensity―all the passions and conflicting beliefs―that family can arouse. In its clear-eyed and forensic dissection of the ever-growing middle class and its aspirations and fears, The Slap is also a poignant, provocative novel about the nature of loyalty and happiness, compromise and truth.

"The Slap is a disturbing book but it is also funny and endearing, presenting the diversity of the Australian experience with a big, warm heart in the middle." ―The Independent Weekly

"Tsiolkas has written an absolute ripper." ―The Age

WARNING: Features strong language.

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9781848873551 | details & prices | 496 pages | List price $22.70
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Mti edition from Penguin USA (February 10, 2015)
9780143128700 | details & prices | 482 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.75 lbs | List price $16.00
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (February 22, 2012)
9780143122661 | details & prices | 482 pages | 5.25 × 7.75 × 1.25 in. | 0.80 lbs | List price $15.00
Reprint edition from Penguin USA (April 27, 2010)
9780143117148 | details & prices | 482 pages | 5.25 × 8.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.85 lbs | List price $15.00
CD/Spoken Word
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With Alex Dimitriades (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Bolinda Audio (November 20, 2011)
9781742677521 | details & prices | 5.75 × 6.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $19.99
About: At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own.
With Alex Dimitriades (other contributor) | Mp3 una edition from Bolinda Audio (November 20, 2011)
9781742679372 | details & prices | 5.25 × 7.25 × 0.50 in. | 0.20 lbs | List price $19.99
About: At a suburban barbecue, a man slaps a child who is not his own.

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